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RangersNumberFour
23-07-2010, 12:05
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Egypt/EgyptianMuseum.jpg

Was sitting outside it when I was on holiday last week and thought that looks awful similar to something.........

Anyone know is there is any sort of connection? Like architects influence etc?

cowanbc
23-07-2010, 12:10
Marcel Dourgnon was the architect

KAB
23-07-2010, 12:14
Wow - when I worked in the Middle East I spent a week touring the museum and still never seen it all.

I never once noticed the resemblence.

Uncanny!

RangersNumberFour
23-07-2010, 12:19
Its not actually a great picture. We were allowed our camera inside the museum, so just left it on the bus.

But even the ends of it look very similar.

orange&blue
23-07-2010, 12:20
Some of the features look exactly the same, cant be a coincidence!

Egyptian Loyal!

dhm6
23-07-2010, 12:24
Wow - when I worked in the Middle East I spent a week touring the museum and still never seen it all.

I never once noticed the resemblence.

Uncanny!

you wouldnt get to cairo in the middle east. its north africa

jimbo.b
23-07-2010, 12:46
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Bluenozebob
23-07-2010, 13:14
FFS, worked in Cairo for 2 years, passed the museum regularly and never once did I see the resemblance :eek::eek:

Cyber pint to the OP :)

Inshalla ;)

David Watts
23-07-2010, 13:19
when was it built ?

Bluenozebob
23-07-2010, 13:22
when was it built ?

Building commenced 1897 - opened 1902.

jimbo.b
23-07-2010, 13:26
1897, our halfback line was............
Wilson, Kepple and Betty,......... which explains it.

frankbooth
23-07-2010, 13:29
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Egypt/EgyptianMuseum.jpg

Was sitting outside it when I was on holiday last week and thought that looks awful similar to something.........

Anyone know is there is any sort of connection? Like architects influence etc?

don't give murray any ideas he'll have a sphinx built with his head right outside the main door.:eek:

MONTYBEAR
23-07-2010, 13:41
Been to visit it myself a few years back - can't believe I never seen the resemblance at the time:blink:

RangersNumberFour
23-07-2010, 13:48
http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/egyptian-museum.jpg

another picture to kind of show the full length of the front of it

dunno what made me think of it, it was probably just the red bricks to start with. then it just kind of came to me

strange

rab_gascoigne_8
23-07-2010, 13:52
http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/egyptian-museum.jpg

another picture to kind of show the full length of the front of it

dunno what made me think of it, it was probably just the red bricks to start with. then it just kind of came to me

strange

Thats 1 for the photoshoppers there.

Whitburnbear
23-07-2010, 13:55
Bloody hell thats uncanny:)

jimbo.b
23-07-2010, 14:05
Well you have to remember MOSES McNeil.......................

rangers for life
23-07-2010, 14:28
Show your Mummy that one.

Whitburnbear
23-07-2010, 14:41
http://i32.tinypic.com/2qioghx.jpg

RangersNumberFour
23-07-2010, 14:50
Hahahahaha that was what i had a vision of!

rab_gascoigne_8
23-07-2010, 14:52
http://i32.tinypic.com/2qioghx.jpg

LOL superb, I need to learn how to do that.

KAB
23-07-2010, 15:18
you wouldnt get to cairo in the middle east. its north africa

I was living in the Sinai Desert (before it was handed back to Egypt) and drove to Cairo regularly smarty pants.

Now that photshop is funny.

Kai_millie1872
23-07-2010, 16:17
Murray still has the club deck to build...


:o:o:o

Royal Burgh Fanatic
23-07-2010, 16:21
Good spot OP.


http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/egyptian-museum.jpg

s_mac
23-07-2010, 16:22
that's incredible ...... has to be some kind of connection there.

Del157
23-07-2010, 17:33
that's incredible ...... has to be some kind of connection there.
i agree

good spot Scafu btw

kenzieblueboy
23-07-2010, 19:17
Good spot OP.


http://famouswonders.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/egyptian-museum.jpg

some photo is that paisley road west there

scooby
23-07-2010, 19:21
1897, our halfback line was............
Wilson, Kepple and Betty,......... which explains it.

There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(

Baxter79
23-07-2010, 19:25
when was it built ?

Was thinking that myself its very similiar...

tom_horn
23-07-2010, 19:48
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(

Sand dancers...;)

Bigeye
23-07-2010, 20:01
Is there a school next to it ???

Bonhill Bill
23-07-2010, 20:38
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(
I understand;)

Wee_Ted
23-07-2010, 20:41
Wow - when I worked in the Middle East I spent a week touring the museum and still never seen it all.

I never once noticed the resemblence.

Uncanny!

Me and the missus did a trip to there from Cyprus 10 years ago and I never noticed either. :roll:

Brian Laudrup
23-07-2010, 20:44
the similarities are uncanny

hyramotyre
23-07-2010, 20:51
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(



http://i29.tinypic.com/rscvab.jpg

fkmiller
23-07-2010, 20:58
king tut was a prod.18 in a row.

Number_Eight
23-07-2010, 21:29
The similarity between the two structures is striking.

To the untrained eye, there appears to be a family resemblance.

I wouldn`t mind hearing the opinion of an architect on this.

Well done to the OP for noting this and bringing it to FF.

tcbuzz
23-07-2010, 21:34
That is unbelievable. Constructed at roughly the same time aswell... i think the FF sleuths will need to follow this one up!

blu_ultra
23-07-2010, 21:37
I've been in said museum and never noticed the resemblance, although i did think the building looked very British and different to every other structure in Cairo.

Number_Eight
23-07-2010, 21:44
I've been in said museum and never noticed the resemblance, although i did think the building looked very British and different to every other structure in Cairo.
When you think back, did the inside remind you of Ibrox in any way?

Royal Burgh Fanatic
23-07-2010, 21:45
http://www.egyptgiftshop.com/images/egyptian_museum.jpg


http://www.scotcities.com/ibrox_fascade.jpg


http://www.destination360.com/africa/egypt/images/s/egyptian-museum.jpg

MDC
23-07-2010, 21:46
Folks went - said it's a bit of a hectic, disorganised place and a real disappointment.

But good shout on the exterior. Very good indeed.

Royal Burgh Fanatic
23-07-2010, 21:48
Interior for Number Eight...


http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/13/20113-004-7C47207C.jpg

Number_Eight
23-07-2010, 21:53
Interior for Number Eight...


http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/13/20113-004-7C47207C.jpg
I see marble was used internally - just a coincidence surely ...

The Lobby

The lobby is situated at the museum entrance leading to the various halls as well as the door to the stairs leading to the second floor. At the sides of the large wooden museum gate, there are two small rooms; one to the left hand side used as control room and the other room to the right used as a bathroom. A marble fountain is located at the centre of the lobby, with small geometrical ornaments made of the same marble tiles. In the entrance of the museum there is the lobby which is in a rectangular shape and all the galleries’ doors are open on this lobby and stair for the upper floor .On the museum’s wooden door both sides there are two small rooms; the left one used as a control room for all the museum and the electric panel, while the right one used as a water closet.

In the middle of the lobby there is a marble Jet with a geometric formation. The walls are covered with marble till the middle and above it there is a line of gypsum decorations but the remaining is from a soft gypsum. The marble is influenced by the Mameluke buildings.

Duke
23-07-2010, 22:20
A welcome inclusion on the founders trail?

Number_Eight
24-07-2010, 13:04
For those who missed this ...

argumentative
24-07-2010, 13:15
Some resemblence indeed!

RangersNumberFour
04-08-2010, 09:43
Thought i would do a wee bump for anyone that missed this, plus im bored :p

xkpblue
04-08-2010, 10:03
That is uncanny, thanks for the post. I am off to scour the World's greatest toilets for a comparison with the piggery.

chucknorris
04-08-2010, 10:10
Im more amazed that the link in the OP was for a guy called Dick Seaman

DamsideBear
04-08-2010, 10:10
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Egypt/EgyptianMuseum.jpg

Was sitting outside it when I was on holiday last week and thought that looks awful similar to something.........

Anyone know is there is any sort of connection? Like architects influence etc?

well spotted mate, very similar indeed!

Govan Front Ger
04-08-2010, 10:14
Thats Amazing

Its so similar , maybe there was a bit of blue print copying going on back then ;)

KPL
04-08-2010, 10:18
Would love to know the story behind this, surely too similar to be a coincidence ?!?

weebear
04-08-2010, 10:37
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Egypt/EgyptianMuseum.jpg

Was sitting outside it when I was on holiday last week and thought that looks awful similar to something.........

Anyone know is there is any sort of connection? Like architects influence etc?

I think i can see my Mummy in this picture?

ok pish joke but it is early:roll:

adamski
04-08-2010, 10:51
just noticed on the interior.....


http://i35.tinypic.com/qrcgsk.jpg

adamski
04-08-2010, 10:53
1902 was the last time the Egyptian Museum was re-built.

weebear
04-08-2010, 10:54
just noticed on the interior.....


http://i35.tinypic.com/qrcgsk.jpg

Naw, that's my dad:D

WokinghamBear
04-08-2010, 12:30
A truly great find.

I'm awaiting some sort of timmy uproar about Masonic Egyptians now.

gourockblue50
04-08-2010, 12:54
Al Fayed in takeover bid.

Stuart_WATP
04-08-2010, 12:56
Strangely similar!

MDC
04-08-2010, 12:57
Archibald Leitch ever go on holiday there? :D

Laudrup1
04-08-2010, 12:59
Intersting thread. Would like to see a bit more digging done on the matter.

jimbo.b
04-08-2010, 13:39
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(

Well, since you haven't a Scooby, all is revealed. Wait until about a minute in, then you'll understand why Older Guys call some players "Sand dancers."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X03VBaT9MN4&feature=related

tamjaws
04-08-2010, 14:04
http://i32.tinypic.com/2qioghx.jpg

Glasgow 2030. Al Gore - 'I told you that Global Warming was for real!'

TheInformer
04-08-2010, 14:10
Interior for Number Eight...


http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/13/20113-004-7C47207C.jpg

that's the inside of the Chambers St Museum in Embra! :eek:

The mystery deepens...

jake
04-08-2010, 14:36
Can imagine the mhankies claiming Torbett Towers is similar to the Collisseum or summat

Gauche.
04-08-2010, 15:29
Interesting.Thanks to the original poster for sharing.

Fat Tam
04-08-2010, 15:44
http://i32.tinypic.com/2qioghx.jpg

Brilliant! LMFFAO!

allan007
04-08-2010, 15:54
A truly great find.

I'm awaiting some sort of timmy uproar about Masonic Egyptians now.

noticed B and J pillars at the entrance ... similar to the inside of the entrance at ibrox!! :D

www.ashlar28.ca

jimbo.b
04-08-2010, 16:49
Can imagine the mhankies claiming Torbett Towers is similar to the Collisseum or summat

Parkhead is in homage to those two wonders in the world of architecture,
the Barrat Hoose and the DIY Shed.

RangersNumberFour
01-12-2010, 13:29
Bored in the snow, so thought I would bump this as a wee reminder of my holiday in Egypt!

:)

ac2101
01-12-2010, 13:32
Brilliant, was there in september.

P.S The stray cats outside are most defo tarriers!

Rabenutam
01-12-2010, 13:39
Great photo, my first visit was 1978/79 just after the Israeli/Egypt peace deal. a great Museum ,but so small .

cerberusandorthus
01-12-2010, 13:59
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(

Google is your friend

NikoBelic
01-12-2010, 14:02
That museum is closing in the next year and they are building a brand spanking new one that is supposed to be much bigger. Shame for Ritz Carlton who started building a lavish hotel right outside it eh? :)

Ggirl
01-12-2010, 14:09
Glad you did, didnt see it first time around. Was there a few years ago took pictures sitting at the mini Sphinx yet never saw the resemblence until now.

jimbo.b
01-12-2010, 14:37
There are less than 1% on here that will understand that..

and I am one of them..:(


So, now that you've seen the current "Go Compare" advert, are you enlightened?:D

Big_Gordo_1873
01-12-2010, 15:47
Absolute amazing as it looks so much alike. Love the photoshop attempt.

simplythebest7
30-01-2011, 14:32
With all the riots in Cairo, this museum is constantly on the news.

The similarities to Ibrox are scary.

newlandsmac
30-01-2011, 14:48
Yeh but has the Egyptian Museum got a relic to match SDOW?

thenodster
30-01-2011, 14:48
Good post mate.

OldhamLoyal
30-01-2011, 14:53
On a slightly sadder note, 2 mummies destroyed by rioters in Cairo http://www.thejournal.ie/two-pharaonic-mummies-destroyed-in-egyptian-protests-2011-01/ :(

Strand Bear
30-01-2011, 15:09
I'd never seen this before. Tremendous spot by the OP. Wonder if Archibald Leitch visited Cairo or saw a photo of the museum somewhere?

DW28
30-01-2011, 15:19
I was there in October. Even my old maw commented on how similar it is to Ibrox.

adamski
11-07-2012, 14:06
Timely bump

the upsetter
11-07-2012, 14:15
Thanks for the bump.

Hadn't seen that first time round.

Exilenla
04-07-2013, 19:58
Given the current events... I thought I'd give this a bump.

Has anyone tried to look at it on Google Earth lately?

apollo
04-07-2013, 20:01
I'm in shock that only one poster so far has commented on the photographers name !!!!

jimmyhm
04-07-2013, 20:05
that's incredible ...... has to be some kind of connection there.

I believe both were designed by Archibald Leitch. May be wrong.

Exilenla
04-07-2013, 20:12
I believe both were designed by Archibald Leitch. May be wrong.

Wiki shows it was a French architect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Museum (could be wrong mind you)

Marshall1873
04-07-2013, 20:37
Sash my pharoh wore

comfie
04-07-2013, 20:48
Egyptian Museum
The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities, known commonly as the Egyptian Museum or Museum of Cairo, in Cairo, Egypt, is home to an extensive collection of ancient Egyptian antiquities. Wikipedia
Opened: 1902
Architectural styles: Neoclassicism, Neoclassical architecture
Architect: Marcel Dourgnon
Founders: Pope Gregory XVI, Auguste Mariette

jimmyhm
04-07-2013, 20:52
Wiki shows it was a French architect

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egyptian_Museum (could be wrong mind you)

Thanks for putting me right.

RangersNumberFour
04-07-2013, 21:02
Ah my old thread. Brings back memories ha

The_Gub
04-07-2013, 21:41
Anyone got the inside of Ibrox/certain references, graphics regards certain temples to hand?

buffaloskinners
04-07-2013, 21:43
never saw that pic before , cheers .

Virgil Hilts
04-07-2013, 22:02
Looks to me like your standard classical architectural vocabulary. Arches, Pilasters, Ionic columns. Where the entablature breaks the upper and lower floors it appears to follow a similar ratio of 4:9 found in ancient Greece

williewoodburn
04-07-2013, 22:43
Wiki :

The Bill Struth Main Stand, formerly known as the Main Stand, faces onto Edmiston Drive (A8 road).[23] The red-brick facade, designed by Archibald Leitch, is a Category B listed building. Simon Inglis, writing in 1996, described it as an "imposing red-brick facade, with its mock neo-classical arched, square and pedimented windows, exudes prestige and power

Lest the rest of Scottish football should forget !!

cuthbert.d
04-07-2013, 23:06
http://www.richard-seaman.com/Travel/Egypt/EgyptianMuseum.jpg

Was sitting outside it when I was on holiday last week and thought that looks awful similar to something.........

Anyone know is there is any sort of connection? Like architects influence etc?I visited this location in 67/68,and this is quite an eye opener to me,in my defence, i only had a 24hr pass,so the cultural aspect of my visit was always going to be secondary.

berwickbear
04-07-2013, 23:14
I'm in shock that only one poster so far has commented on the photographers name !!!!

Don't tell me you've never heard of Dick Seamen? :ninja:

doc holliday
04-07-2013, 23:16
My mummy was there.

Hutchesonian
04-07-2013, 23:56
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6616/ngn.gif

div_mc_rfc
05-07-2013, 00:01
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6616/ngn.gif

Phukkk me sir fantastic!!!:)

NickyBoyBlue
05-07-2013, 00:21
Epic gifage!

thethirdbear
05-07-2013, 00:30
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6616/ngn.gif

your work on these is superb sir

jimparamatta
05-07-2013, 00:38
Fantastic animated gif thanks for posting

WALLOPERXXX
05-07-2013, 00:46
Its also surrounded by a.shitehole. So much in common.

Blairdardie bear
05-07-2013, 04:28
Looks to me like your standard classical architectural vocabulary. Arches, Pilasters, Ionic columns. Where the entablature breaks the upper and lower floors it appears to follow a similar ratio of 4:9 found in ancient Greece

my thoughts exactly:p

secretary1964
05-07-2013, 07:25
Honestly people do you homework i would tell but i can't it's a secret it's Egypt you are in ?????????????????????????????????????????????????? ?????????????????????????????????

britain
05-07-2013, 08:37
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6616/ngn.gif

Superb mate

britain
05-07-2013, 08:38
http://imageshack.us/a/img38/6616/ngn.gif

The Govan Redevelopment has fair come on....:D

britain
05-07-2013, 08:39
Did that Cairo Museum have terraces Pre 1978 ?:D

papasmurf
05-07-2013, 09:34
Did Murray build both?

The_Glorious_12th
05-07-2013, 10:01
Looks to me like your standard classical architectural vocabulary. Arches, Pilasters, Ionic columns. Where the entablature breaks the upper and lower floors it appears to follow a similar ratio of 4:9 found in ancient Greece


The arch on top of the pillars rather than a pediment is what makes it quite curious and unlike anything Greek.

jackj1873
05-07-2013, 11:13
Incredible likeness, our main stand frontage should be maintained to the highest standards, which sadly recently has not been the case.

jasbear
05-07-2013, 11:41
To the photoshoppers......you are amazing.

TPABear
05-07-2013, 11:49
Thats a great job

bandicoot
05-07-2013, 12:17
Great thread.

I was over in Cairo on a short break from Cyprus a few years ago. Saw the façade and told the wife (no pics !) that it was like Ibrox. She laughed out loud, saying that my obsession with the Bears was going too far and I was now imagining things !

She will be placed in front of the PC tonight and I will open this very thread. Here's looking at you dear !

govanstan
05-07-2013, 12:36
I understand;)

Me to. ;)